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MMS 79: Dolphins and porpoises of Hong Kong - unravelling their mysteries and understanding “Common Ground” conservation

Marine Mammal Science

Release Date: 03/20/2021

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Marine Mammal Science

On this week’s podcast Dr. Lee Fuiman helps us answer the question how do Weddell seals navigate underwater, and on the  ice, in Antarctica.

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Dr. Ashley Scarlett talks to guest Dr. Giovanni Bearzi in a two-part interview about dolphin conservation in the Mediterranean Sea. In this second episode, they talk about Marine Protected Areas and fishing in the Mediterranean and, importantly, what we can do to help conservation efforts.

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Dr. Ashley Scarlett talks to guest Dr. Giovanni Bearzi in a two-part interview about dolphin conservation in the Mediterranean Sea. In this first episode, they talk about the history of cetacean research in the Mediterranean. Giovanni Bearzi one of our champions of Marine Mammal Science. He is a Marine Conservation biologist and One of Europe's most scientific scientists and also a staunch unyielding advocate for conservation Born in Venice, Italy, he has been conducting research on Mediterranean dolphins since 1986. In 2001, Giovanni was named a Pew Fellow in Marine Conservation. He has...

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In this week’s episode the guest is Dr. Mari Smultea, who tells her story about being a successful female entrepreneur in the field of marine mammal science and technology, and how she paved her way through a traditionally male-dominated field. Her company Smultea Sciences, LLC is a pioneering female-owned and run marine science and technology enterprise that will hopefully be the model for many more. Dr. Mari Smultea Bio Dr. Mari Smultea has over 30 years of experience studying the effects of human-related activities on marine mammal and sea turtle ecology and behavior, but also other...

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MMS 82: Science and the International Whaling Commission show art MMS 82: Science and the International Whaling Commission

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This week’s guest is Dr. Iain Staniland, who talks to Ashley Scarlett about his previous seal research before becoming the International Whaling Commission’s new Head of Science. They also talk about some of the IWC’s Scientific Committee activities this year and their new initiatives

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MMS 81: The perils of pollution on marine mammals show art MMS 81: The perils of pollution on marine mammals

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In this week's episode, Dr. Ashley Scarlett talks to Dr. Jean-Pierre Deforges about the accumulation of ocean pollution and the health effects they have on marine mammals. About Dr. Jean-Pierre Deforges: Jean-Pierre Desforges, Post-Doctorial Research Fellow at McGill University in Montreal Canada. He did his Masters at the University of Victoria (Canada) working on beluga whales in the Beaufort Sea and got his Ph.D. at Aarhus University (Denmark) working on a wide variety of marine mammal species in the Arctic and North Atlantic (ringed seal, harp seals, hooded seal, polar bear, killer whale,...

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MMS 80: Why energy budget models are cool show art MMS 80: Why energy budget models are cool

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Guest Cara Gallagher teaches us about an agent-based energy budget model she developed for harbor to investigate in the vulnerability of their populations to underwater noise. Cara Gallagher an ecological modeller who is finishing up her PhD at Aarhus University  

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MMS 79: Dolphins and porpoises of Hong Kong - unravelling their mysteries and understanding “Common Ground” conservation show art MMS 79: Dolphins and porpoises of Hong Kong - unravelling their mysteries and understanding “Common Ground” conservation

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This week’s episode is the last of 3 episodes with Dr. Thomas Jefferson. In this episode, Ashley and Tom talk about how his research on the Finless Porpoises came about and the ground-breaking research on the habitats and ranges of the cetacean species in Hong Kong.

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MMS 78: Conservation of the Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphin show art MMS 78: Conservation of the Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphin

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This week’s episode is is the 2nd of 3 episodes with Dr Thomas Jefferson. In this episode  Ashley and Tom talk about Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins and the importance of some ground-breaking research on this species.

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MMS 77: The State Of The Vaquita In The Sea Of Cortez, Mexico show art MMS 77: The State Of The Vaquita In The Sea Of Cortez, Mexico

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Dr. Ashley Scarlett welcomes Dr. Thomas A. Jefferson to the podcast to talk about marine mammals, especially dolphins and porpoises. In this episode, Tom talks about the state of the critically endangered porpoise, the Vaquita, that is endemic to the Sea of Cortez.  The Vaquita get caught in gillnets that are targeting Totoaba fish, whose swim bladders are in high demand in China. Tom discusses how the legal Totoaba fishery led to the reduction in fish and porpoise populations by the gillnet.  There are an estimated 15 individuals left in the world.   Dr. Thomas A....

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This week’s episode is the last of 3 episodes with Dr. Thomas Jefferson. In this episode, Ashley and Tom talk about how his research on the Finless Porpoises came about and the ground-breaking research on the habitats and ranges of the cetacean species in Hong Kong.